Japanese Water Lanterns - HAI Supply & Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop!

Thank you for hopping along on the HAI Supply & Pear Blossom Press Collab Hop! For more inspiration, check out all of the stops in the hop...

Lauren Lovato (you are HERE)
Niccole Kulig -Next stop!

 *** PRIZES ***

Hops are always more fun when there are prizes, right?? Four prizes will be awarded to four separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. Prizes include $25.00 gift codes from Pear Blossom Press, and $25.00 gift codes from HAI Supply. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PST on June 27, 2020. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on July 6, 2020 at pearblossompress.com and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn.

*** DISCOUNTS ***

One code, two stores! Enter discount code EZSHIP4 at checkout on Pear Blossom Press and HAI Supply for $4.00 off your total, on orders over $25.00 (before tax and shipping), valid until June 27, 2020.

I am so excited to share this post with you, because I adore both of the companies from this hop.
- HAI Supply has tons of cool embellishments, sequins, jewels, washi tapes, and the focus of this hop, Washi Papers. The papers used today are real Japanese washi papers, and they're just gorgeous! Intricate foiled designs painted on handmade papers. If you've never learned how real washi paper is made, go to YouTube and watch a video, because it's an insanely detailed and labor-intensive process! It was fascinating to me to learn more about them. 
- Pear Blossom Press brings us the interactive light-up element, with their EZ Lights! True to the name, the process to add the lights to this card was SUPER easy! I have used the other cardmaking lights in the past, and they were very fussy to work with. Adding the EZ lights from PBP to this card was actually the quickest part of the whole project! 



I started this card out by cutting a scrap piece of white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 (the size of the slimline card) and sketching out where I wanted the river and the land to go. I cut the river out of the middle and traced around it on the blue and white wavy washi paper. Since the card is longer than the actual piece of washi paper, I did have to cut two different pieces to cover the whole stretch of card front. 

I glued the river pieces onto the black card base first, and then I started cutting the green papers into grass and hill shapes. I adhered those down with glue as well, and then used a black marker to draw lines along the river, just to make it stand out a little more. After die cutting the lanterns from black cardstock, I lined them along the back with red washi papers. At this point I started recording a video clip so you could see how I added the EZ lights from Pear Blossom Press! It was super simple and worked perfectly. Find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhZmmEiSJ8U

 


 The little lantern dies from Spellbinders "Zen Garden" fit the Japanese theme perfectly with the washi papers!





Next hop on over to Niccole's blog to see her gorgeous creation! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! 

Comments

  1. love how you combined all of those gorgeous paper patterns ... and the light from the lantern is the cherry on top of the sundae ... fabulous design.

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  2. Wowza Lauren!!! This is amazing!!!

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  3. Such a great effect with the lights. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These papers are GORGEOUS! I LOVE how you did the lanterns!!!

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  5. I adore your card! Beautifully put together, just lovely!

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  6. I adore your card! Beautifully put together and just lovely! brownie197013@gmail.com

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  7. I adore this slimline card! It is gorgeous and oh so clever! TYFS💗

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  8. The cards are beautiful. Love all of the
    detail. The lights are a fun surprise and
    make a spectacular sight. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Gorgeous papers and lanterns! Awesome slimline card! Love that the lanterns light up!

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  10. Wow! I love this!!! I need lights!

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  11. So pretty! The lanterns are just darling!

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  12. These are so cute! I need some of the lights. I have so many ideas -- thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  13. Adore your lanterns! Paired perfectly with your washi paper!

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  14. Great movement on this colorful slimline! Love the lanterns, perfect!

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